Tsukiji Jogai Market

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The world's largest fish market, Tsukiji Jogai Market, gets up at the crack of dawn at 5am but closes at 1pm, leaving you ample time to wander through the piles of crates containing Guam tuna fish, scad, Kyushu turtles, etc. Every day some 2,500 tons of 450 different species of fish and seafood go through Tsukiji Market. The market is planned to be relocated to Toyosu (Odaiba) for health and safety reasons as well as financial pressure.

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Address:

5-2-1 Tsukiji - Chuo-ku Tokyo

Opening hours

daily except Sun, some Wed and Bank Hols 10am-1pm. Access to tuna auction from 5am to 6.15am is restricted to 120 visitors per day, divided into 2 groups, registration in the morning of the same day (arrive at least 2hrs before opening, no booking) with Fish Information Center, 1F, Kachidoki Gate - access closed in Dec and first fortnight Jan

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Japan: Tsukiji, 20,000 leagues across the land

The world’s largest fish market is open to visitors at night, in the electric mayhem of the red tuna auction. This is the place to take the pulse of a country that has turned raw fish into a highly refined culinary art.
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